BULLETIN                                                    2 JULY 2017

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME IN YEAR 1



CHURCH SERVICES
Saturday 1 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Angela Friel Holloway
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Gertrude Cunningham

Sunday 2 July  

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am for the congregation

Monday 3 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Julia Paterson and Louise Nicol

Tuesday 4 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for for Father Michael Lynch and our former parish priests

Wednesday 5 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Hugh McGinness and those who are sick

Thursday 6 July  

Mass at 7.00 pm for Brendan Ritchie and Danny McMurdy

Friday 7 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Raymond McLaren and the sick - JB

Saturday 8 July  

Mass at 10.00 am for Canon Charles Matthews and Canon Sam McGinness
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Anthony Da Prato

The Mass intention list is just over two weeks ahead. Please notify anniversaries as early as you can. Thanks.
Any changes to the above times caused, for example, by a funeral will be notified on the home page of this website.


SAINT MARY'S AND SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH SERVICES
 
Saturday 1 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday 2 July  
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am

Sunday Mass at 11.30 am

Monday 3 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Tuesday 4 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Mass at 10.00 am

Wednesday 5 July  
 

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for John Monaghan
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm

Thursday 6 July  
Mass at 10.00 am

Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Mary Johnstone McBlain

Friday 7 July  
Requiem Mass at 10.00 am for Matthew Reid

Mass at 10.00 am

Saturday 8 July  
Vigil Mass at 4.30 pm

Mass at 10.00 am

 
PARISH CENTRE EVENTS
Sunday 2 July  

11.30 am

Tea and Coffee after Mass

Monday 3 July  
6.15 to 8.15 pm
7.30 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama
Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Tuesday 4 July  
9.00 to 11.00 am
7.30 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Irish Dancing

Wednesday 5 July  
11.30 to 4.30 am Irish Dancing
Thursday 6 July  
6.15 to 8.15 pm

Spirit of Youth Drama

PRAYERS
Please remember in your prayers:
Brendan Ritchie (Ireland) and Father Martin Xavier (Edinburgh) who died recently;
Oliviero Agostini 1940, James Brennan 1963, Father Michael Lynch 2004 shown right, Stuart McDonald 2006, Giocondo Michelini 1960, Kathleen Robertson 2005, Josephine Slaven 2008, Mary Tonner 1936, Margaret Fisher 2005, Thomas Magee 1995, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975, Lavinia (Bunty) Orr 2011, Patrick Tourish 1986, Andrew Toner 2010, Richard Graham 2012, George Cameron 1980, Ryan Fleming 2002, Raymond McLaren 2014, Teresa Usher 2006, Joseph Armstrong 1998, Clare Cameron 1985, Mary Chapman 2009 and Anthony Da Prato 2016 whose anniversaries occur at this time and those who are sick.
If deceased members of your family are not on our anniversary list, please tell Canon Matt
, the parish office or contact WebsiteAuthor@SaintPeterinChains.net.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass times in Saint Peter's are 5.30 pm Vigil and 10.30 am. Sunday Mass times in other local parishes can be seen here.

SACRAMENT OF FORGIVENESS
The Sacrament of Forgiveness is available at any suitable time as well as from 4.30 pm before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
If a member of your family or a friend is sick, please let us know and give us the details. Deacon Bill Corbett (01292 521208, 07904 248948, Rev.BillCorbett@btinternet.com) is the chaplain to Crosshouse Hospital and is assisted by the priest on call each week.

FINANCES
Bankers Orders for the Parish and Parish Centre amount to £3500 per month. We are grateful for your generous support in collections. If you can manage a little more from time to time, it would be a great help. A Standing Order would make the handling of money so much easier. Have you signed a Gift Aid form? If you are a taxpayer the Church would get 25p added to every £1 you donate.

COLLECTIONS
Last weekend's Offertory collection amounted to £651.46 and the Maintenance Fund collection to £270.26 - many thanks.

GIFT AID
The Inland Revenue now requires us to use a new style of Gift Aid form. These are available at the back of the Church and on the parish website. If you pay tax, please complete the new form and return it to the box provided. This allows us to provide the additional information required on the Gift Aid claim. Gift Aid is a vital source of income. All that is needed is that you pay tax. You simply declare that you give funds to the Church. We do the rest. Why not sign a form today? We get back an extra 25p for every £1 you give the Church in your weekly collection or by way of a donation. There is no need to cancel or renew it. We simply claim in the income we receive.


PARISH RECORDS
Our parish records are covered by the Data Protection Act and are for parish use only. We cannot give out phone numbers or addresses. Please help us to keep our records up to date using the cards provided.

READERS
Next weekend's readers are Ronnie Cairns at 5.30 pm and Alfie Agostini at 10.30 am.

ALTAR SERVERS
Next weekend's altar servers are Group 1 at 5.30 pm and Group 4 at 10.30 am.


CHILDRENíS LITURGY
The Children's Liturgy
resumes in September.

SUNDAY TEAS
Next Sunday's teas will be served by Marie's and Phyllis's team.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Jim and Pamela McEvoy on the occasion of their Golden Wedding.

FORMER PARISH PRIESTS
The anniversary of the death of
Father Michael Lynch falls this week. We pray for him and the former parish priests of Saint Peter's - Monsignor Archibald McSparran, Canon Peter Fitzpatrick, Father William McBurnie and Canon Lawrence Fisher, all shown below.


MUSIC AT MASS
Some of the our young people in first to sixth years at school are going to be leading the singing at the 10.30 am Mass one Sunday a month again after the summer holiday and they could do with some help. Why not join them? For more information or to put your name down please email Michelle on stpssc@hotmail.com or phone 464063.

SPIRIT OF YOUTH PRODUCTIONS
Spirit of Youth productions are confidence-building drama workshops. All classes will be held in the Parish Centre meeting rooms next to the main hall. New first year to third year pupils meet on Monday 3 July and every Monday thereafter at 6.15 to 8.15 pm for the remainder of the summer holiday. The cost is £7 per week. New primary four to seven pupils meet on Thursday 6 July and every Thursday thereafter at 6.15 to 8.15 pm for the remainder of the summer holiday. The cost is £6 per week. Discounts are available for parents with more than one child attending the classes. Booking is essential. Please contact 07894 543983 or jenniferhamilton21@hotmail.com.

50/50 CLUB
Many thanks to all our members for their continued support. We welcome two new members this month and wish them good luck in next month's draw.

STATEMENT FROM THE CHURCH
The decision made today by the European Court of Human Rights definitively ruling that baby Charlie Gard cannot undergo any further treatment is heartrending, most par-ticularly for his parents and family. In this difficult case, all sides have sought to act with integrity and for Charlie's good as they see it. Understandably, Charlie's parents wish to do everything to save and improve Charlie's life. We hope and pray that in the wake of this decision, they are able as a family to find peace over the coming days and weeks. We also encourage the Catholic community to pray for Charlie, his parents, and all those that have been caring for him. Sadly, prolonged terminal illness is part of the human condition. We should never act with the deliberate intention to end a human life, including the removal of nutrition and hydration so that death might be achieved. We do, sometimes, however, have to rec-ognise the limitations of what can be done, while always acting humanely in the service of the sick per-son until the time of natural death occurs.

MARY'S MEALS BACKPACK APPEAL
Thank you for the many cash donations and stationery items et cetera received recently. We are now looking for cotton dresses, skirts, shorts, tee shirts and flip-flops to fit children aged between five and twelve years old. Please note these are the only items of clothing we are allowed to send to Malawi for this project. All items should be in new or very good condition. Thank you.

EMBRACING CHANGE - CERTIFICATE IN PARISH MISSION AND MINISTRY
This course is done at home, at your own pace, and it is hoped it will equip many more people to take on ministries within the parish and deanery. We are seriously embracing the future. The meeting in Saltcoats at the end of May was extremely well attended and more than forty people have already signed up to do the course. If you did not sign up on the night or were not able to attend the meeting but want to do the course, you can very easily find a copy of the application form on the Maryvale website. Maryvale is the name of the Institute in Birmingham which runs this and a whole series of other courses. The address is https://www.maryvale.ac.uk/certificate-in-parish-mission-and-ministry.html. There are also application forms at the back of the Church.

SAINT PETER'S CHILDREN'S CENTRE NURSERY AND SCALLYWAGS AFTERCARE
Free nursery places available for children who are three years old before 1 March 2018. Staff are fully qualified staff to degree level. The Centre is Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate Inspected. For further information, please phone Josephine Coulter on 602179 or 473030 or email StPetersChildrensCentre@yahoo.co.uk.

HELP NEEDED FOR ARDROSSAN GUIDES
5th Ardrossan Guides need your help. Recent changes have left the Thursday Guides without a leader. Could you commit to leading a vibrant group of Guides? If so, please contact joannablane@me.com or 01294 601113 for more information.

VISITORS
Are you visiting us for Mass? Please know that you are very welcome. During the 10.30 am Mass outwith holidays, there is a Childrenís Liturgy provided for preschool children, children in Primaries 1 to 3 and a Sacramental Programme for children in Primary 4. After the 10.30 am Mass, tea, coffee cakes and buns are available in the Parish Centre. At both of our weekend Masses, we have a second collection for Church maintenance.


ADVERTISER SUPPORT
Our advertisers would welcome your support. We are grateful for their continuing sponsorship. We are grateful for the support of Mr and Mrs Sohal, Nisa Stores, Glasgow Street for the weekly donation of tea, coffee and milk for the Sunday teas.

THANKS TO SAINT JUDE
Thank you to Saint Jude for prayers answered. Sinaed Donnelly

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS - MISSION STATEMENT
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity
with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members, to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.